On the 6th & 7th March 2010, Fr. Crispino D'Souza, the Principal of St. Dominic Savio High School, Andheri, organized a Savio Hoop Basketball Tournament in Mumbai at the basketball courts of the school. There were nine girls teams and ten boys teams that participated in the Under 13 tournament. The purpose of the tournament was to encourage young talent in basketball so that one day there would be good players in the game who would be selected to play for the State, the Nation and perhaps also for NBA.
Fr. Crispino D'Souza welcoming the participants
Fr. Godfrey D'Souza adding a few more words of welcome
The girls teams were:
St. Anthony's; JB Vacha (Wadala); St. Paul's (Parel); Vibgyor; Cathedral A (Fort); Cathedral B (Fort); Canosa (Andheri); Auxilium (Wadala); & Divine Child (Marol);
Divine Child Team, Andheri
Auxilium Convent, Wadala
St. Paul's, Parel
Cathedral A Team, Fort
JB Vacha Team, Wadala
Cathedral B Team
St. Anthony's, Chembur
Canossa Team, Andheri
The boys teams were:
Don Bosco A (Matunga); Don Bosco B (Matunga); Our Lady of Perpetual Succour; Dominic Savio (Andheri); St. Joseph's (Wadala); Vibgyor; St. Mary's (Mazagaon); PG Garodia; Cathedral (Fort); & IES.
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Team
St. Dominic Savio Team, Andheri
St. Mary's ICSE, Mazagaon
Don Bosco A Team, Matunga
PG Garodia Team
Don Bosco Matunga, BTeam
St. Joseph's Team, Wadala
The games began on Saturday 6th March and the finals were played on the 7th March.
In the girls section, St. Anthony's girls team won the trophy while Divine Child came in the runner's up and Vibgyor came in the third place. Cudos to St. Anthony's Girls team for winning the trophy.
St. Anthony's Girls Team won the trophy
Divine Child, Marol were the runner's up
PG Garodia were the winners in the boys section
Don Bosco A Team were the runner's up
St. Joseph's Wadala took the third place.
The youngsters were encouraged to participate in the forthcoming tournaments that would take place every two months to help them increase their love for the sport and also help them get better as players. It was also an encouragement to meet other budding players and come to know one another just making more friends in the field.